When the Cameron University Concert Band takes the stage on Thursday, December 3, the ensemble will present a concert ideal for fans of cinematic blockbusters. “A Night at the Movies” will start at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior adults. Cameron students, faculty and staff with CU I.D. are admitted at no charge.
The Cameron University Concert Band performs at a variety of events throughout the academic year. The group is conducted by Dr. Matthew Mireles, Assistant Professor of Music and Joye R. Lentz Endowed Professor. The concert will feature soloists John Moots on trumpet and Dr. Andrew Stonerock on alto saxophone.
“You know a film is successful when people instantly recognize the theme song,” says Mireles. “For this concert, the CU Concert Band will present some of the most recognizable movie themes ever to come out of Hollywood.
The repertoire features popular movie themes from some of the most successful movies of all time. Selections will include “Star Wars,” “E.T the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Back to the Future,” “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Home Alone,” and “The Incredibles.”
John Williams composed the scores for “Star Wars,” “Home Alone,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” The main title themes from these films have become some of the most iconic movie music ever written. “Star Wars” is ranked number one on the American Film Institute’s list of Best Film Scores. For the main title theme, Williams drew inspiration from the theme from the 1942 classic film “Kings Row.” For “E.T. the Extra-Terrestial,” Williams won the Academy Award for Best Original Score, as well as Golden Globe, Grammy and BAFTA Awards. Williams’ score for “Raiders of the Lost Ark” received Academy Award and BAFTA nominations. For “Home Alone,” the film’s signature tune “Somewhere in my Memory” was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Singer/songwriter Huey Lewis wrote “The Power of Love” for “Back to the Future.” The song became the first number one hit for Huey Lewis and the News and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
For his composition of the score for “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” Jerry Goldsmith received nominations for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe. It is regarded as one of his greatest scores.
Composer Michael Giacchino successfully achieved the retro sound of the 1960s with his score for the 2004 film “The Incredibles.” He was nominated for a Grammy Award for the score.
For further information please call the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
November 23, 2051